Dancing on Ice 2018: Hollyoaks star Stephanie Waring final celeb announced

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Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Waring joins show - third soap star in line up which is now complete

Hollyoaks star Stephanie Waring is Dancing On Ice's twelfth celebrity skater, completing the line-up for the new series of the ITV hit.

Stephanie, 39, who plays Cindy Cunningham in the C4 soap, has met her professional partner and will now embark on training ahead of the rebooted show, which returns in the New Year. Hollyoaks have already sent Steph a good luck message!

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The 12 celebrities will be skating to impress the ice panel, consisting of skating legends Torvill and Dean, show favourite Jason Gardiner and Diversity's Ashley Banjo.

Cindy attacks in Hollyoaks

Stephanie Waring in her day job as Cindy in Hollyoaks

Stephanie - the third soap star in the line-up - joins previously confirmed celebrities Brooke Vincent, Cheryl Baker, Kem Cetinay, Candice Brown, Max Evans, Jake Quickenden, Monty Panesar, Alex Beresford, Donna Air, Perri Shakes-Drayton and Antony Cotton.

Stephanie said: "It’s quite a daunting challenge. The first day was pretty tough. I thought I’d be better than I was. I fell over once. It’s very technical; it’s the way you hold yourself, the positioning of your feet. Balancing is the hardest thing to do. I thought ‘well I can do yoga, I can obviously skate on ice…. no Steph you can’t!”

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby return to host the show.

Dancing on Ice will return in the new year.

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